Based on Hamlet’s "To be or not to be" speech, Natural Shocks is a 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play—performed by playwright Lauren Gunderson—that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Her story—and the secret she reveals—puts the reality of guns in America front and center. Natural Shocks is part confessional, part stand-up, and part reckoning.
Based upon the recent guidance from the State of California and Marin County's Public Health Department regarding large gatherings, MTC is cancelling the Monday, March 16th reading of Natural Shocks due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is a critical time to prioritize the safety and health of our patrons, employees, artists, and students, and we feel this is the most responsible action to take.
For those of you who will not be able to see this live performance of Natural Shocks, we are hoping to make a video recording of the production available at a later date for all current ticket holders. If you are interested in accessing a video recording of Natural Shocks to enjoy from the safety of your own home, please hold on to your current tickets until further notice.
As a nonprofit arts organization, MTC relies heavily on the support of donors, subscribers, and single-ticket buyers. Individual support from patrons like you is crucial to our organization’s existence and MTC along with other arts organizations locally and globally are experiencing significant losses due to the impact of COVID-19. If you are not interested in watching the recorded live performance of Natural Shocks, we hope you will consider donating your tickets to the theater for a tax-deductible donation.
We continue to recommend that those who are sick or members of a vulnerable population remain at home. The City of San Francisco defines a vulnerable population as those 60 years old and older and/or those with certain health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and weakened immune systems.
The health and safety of you, our valued patrons, and our employees, artists, and students is of utmost importance. We will continue to follow the guidance of local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thank you for your continued patience and support of live theatre in Marin, and we hope everyone is staying safe.
Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director | Jenna Deja, Interim Managing DirectorBuy Tickets